LAHORE - Despite competitive quality and price, Pakistani businessmen were unable to make delivery on time due to discriminatory gas suspension by the government for Punjab industries.

Asking the Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain to honour his commitment for increasing gas supply to Punjab industry for three days a week, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that it will help arrest Rs100 billion monthly loss to the economy and ensure jobs to 40 lakh daily wagers.

He reminded that Dr Asim made promise to the industry in Punjab on Jan 27 in the presence of CM Shahbaz Sharif at CM House that the three day per week gas supply would be restored in the month of Feb but the economy has hit the rock bottom only because of Federal Minister’s failure to keep his words.